400 Raines Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35902-5000
As of October 1, 2000, the DNSC issued amendment no. 1 to Solicitation of Offers DLA-ELECTROLYTIC MANGANESE METAL-001 so as to make available for sale 1,814 t of electrolytic manganese metal. This was a change from the original quantity of 1,053 t given when this Solicitation for Offers was issued on May 1, 1997. The material now being offered equals that in the Annual Materials Plan for fiscal year 2001 that began October 1, 2000. This material is mostly at Curtis Bay, MD, and Gadsden, AL, and the remainder is at Sharonville, OH.
The former Gadsden Air Force Station is now an industrial park. This group of warehouses is home to various users. Disused rails still run through the facility. During WW II, this was known as AAF Specialized Depot #829. It was inactivated in 1961.
Gadsden, Alabama is the seat of Etowah County in northeast Alabama. Located along the southeastern ridge of the Appalachian foothills adjacent to the Coosa River the City stands on land once occupied by the Cherokee Indians. The City is named for Colonel James Gadsden, who negotiated the "Gadsden Purchase", which annexed land from Mexico to form a vast part of today's southwestern United States.
The City's primary industries include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Auto, Truck, Tractor Tires, and Tread Rubber); Gulf States Steel (Carbon Steel Plates, Cold/Hot Rolled Sheets); Tyson Foods (Poultry Processing); Mid-South Industries (Appliances, Machining); The Equity Group of Alabama -Division of Keystone Foods (Processed Poultry); and Dixie Pacific Manufacturing (Wooden Columns).
Gadsden is a thriving community with over 71,000 people in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and over 42,500 within the City Limits. The average unemployment rate over the past two years has averaged 5.7%. The median income is $29,700. Most importantly, commerce is supported by a responsive, aggressively pro-business, "no red tape" city government.
Gadsden has an excellent public school system, with advanced academic and fine arts programs, a large community college (Gadsden State Community College) and branches of several state universities (Jacksonville State University and The University of Alabama) which provide a variety of educational options for citizens.
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